Simulating War: Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games (Hardback)
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Short Description for Simulating War Explores the theory of conflict simulation as used in contemporary wargames, giving readers the intellectual skills to play and design their own simulations of conflicts. This title discusses the utility of this form of conflict simulation by setting it in its proper context alongside military and professional wargaming.
- Published: 22 March 2012
- Format: Hardback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781441185587 ISBN 10: 1441185585
- Sales rank: 66,496
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Reviews for Simulating War
More than a book
With his latest book, Simulating War, Philip Sabin shows us how use is made of board- and computerwargames to teach his students and the
military how 'games' can be used to show the complexities of military conflict.
What it stresses is that it doesn't always take intricate computer models or boardwargames with tons of rules and hundredths of counters to show how a conflict or battle in history evolved and why. Even a regular set of cards can be used to show this. It tells us about the advantages of using a cardboard and paper game over a computer wargame, but also how one can design such a game. The appendices give hints and tips on how to create one's own game and game components, and more.
Filled with lots of examples and including eight illustrative simulations covering Ancient times to WWII, Simulating War is a must have for every boardwargamer or professional wargame designer of gamer. by Hans Korting